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Ginger Sparklers Recipe

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This recipe for Ginger Sparklers, by , is from Moms' Family Favourites, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Marie Stolson


4 cups flour
4 tsp. soda
½ tsp. salt (optional)
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cloves
2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 ½ cups margarine
½ cup molasses
2 eggs
Granulated sugar

Combine  flour,  soda,  salt  and  spices.  Stir  well.  Cream  brown sugar, butter, molasses and eggs together thoroughly. Add flour and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets and flatten with fork or fingers. 
Bake at 350º F. for 8 minutes until lightly brown on the bottom.
*These burn easily. Also make sure that the cookies are firm to touch. Do not under bake.




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